Nominees announced for French gongs
By Paul Higham
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
The short lists organised by The National Union of Professional Footballers (UNFP) along with TV station Canal+ have been released for both the player and young player awards.
The four names for the Player of the Year include Lens' Stephane Pedron, Bordeaux's Pauleta (pictured), Jean-Claude Darcheville of Lorient and PSG's Mikel Arteta.
Auxerre have two nominations for the Young Player of the Year gong, with both defender Phillipe Mexes and hot-shot striker Djibril Cisse nominated from Guy Roux's side.
They are joined on the shortlist by Lyon striker Sidney Govou and Lille's Bruno Cheyrou.
The awards will be handed out on April 28.